Department of Economics

Ryan Bentz

  • Graduated: 2005
  • Field: Technology

Ryan Bentz(opens in new window), who graduated with a BA in Economics in 2005, founded RN Instruments(opens in new window) in Portland, Oregon where he creates electronic musical instruments.  After graduation from Chico State Ryan worked as project accountant for Balfour Beatty Construction(opens in new window) in London, England.  A year later Balfour promoted him to project engineer.  In 2009 Ryan took a job as cost estimator for Brussel Consulting and Construction Management in Costa Mesa(opens in new window), California.  He was soon given additional responsibilities as inspector for Brussel.  In late 2010 Ryan began working as a visual basic programmer for Brussel, a job that he held until early 2015 when he entered Portland State University(opens in new window) to pursue a degree in Computer Engineering.  In the meantime Ryan founded his own company, RN Instruments, in 2012.  He hopes to complete his BS in Computer Engineering at Portland State in 2018. (Last Updated 10/3/17)